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Lepidodactylus magnus BROWN & PARKER, 1977

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mountain Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus magnus BROWN & PARKER 1977
Lepidodactylus magnus — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus magnus — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (central highlands)

Type locality: Kol Jim Valley Highlands, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 101504 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS. A large Lepidodactylus, snoutvent length about 50 to 70 mm for adults; digits long, moderately dilated, Gekko-like; distal two thirds or more of ventral surface bearing undivided scansors, though one to four subterminal ones may occasionally exhibit shallow notches; 12 to 13 scansors beneath fourth toe; 10 to 12 beneath first toe; toes webbed at base between first and second toes and about one-fourth between third and fourth toes; adult males with about 40 to 50 preanal and femoral pores, femoral series extending from base to near the distal end of thigh; sometimes disrupted within femoral series or between preanal and femoral series by one or a few scales; tail subcylindrical, without lateral flange or spines [from BROWN & PARKER 1977]. 
CommentGroup: Member of Lepidodactylus group I. 
  • Brown,W.C. & Parker,F. 1977. Lizards of the genus Lepidodactylus (Gekkonidae) from the Indo-Australian Archipelago and the islands of the Pacific, with description of new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 41: 253-265 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
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